Nail Art Tutorial: Sponging With Gel Polish

Sleek, even gel polish is great – but mixing that up with glitter and dimension is even better. Add something extra to clients’ gel polish with sponging. Click through to see how.

Step 1: Prep nails. Apply base gel and cure according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

Step 2: Choose a color and apply two coats to the nails, curing between each coat.

Step 3: Pour a small amount of soak-off gel in a contrasting color onto a plastic artist palette. Dip a small sponge into the gel polish. Dab your sponge onto the palette a couple of times to remove excess gel polish. Press the sponge onto the nail randomly or in a pattern. Cure according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

Step 4: Apply soak-off gel top coat. Cure.

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